Very few of us know about the benefits of the
turmeric leaf .The word turmeric gives us the
thought of the powder or the dried turmeric,
and the leaf is never in the frame.
If you are fortunate to have a turmeric plant,
you will start nurturing it more after you are
enlightened with the health benefits.
As you know,I love looking into health related
articles or videos because it’s my passion to
cook healthy food, and know what I’m putting
up to serve .Thankfully, I have many turmeric
plants with glowing leaves.If you have recipes
with wrappings of banana leaf and you are not
able to get it ,you could use the turmeric leaf
instead .The paste of the turmeric leaf is also
considered the best to a glowing skin.
A brief point on the health benefits:
•It’s helps in digestion .
•Relieves bloating and reduces gas problems
•The Curcumin present in it increases the bile
production causing free digestion.
•Good for osteoarthritic,and rheumatoid
arthritic patients as it is believed to alleviate
•Properties of antioxidants,antibacterial,anti
I made this with rice water ( 2nd +3rd water
after washing the rice ).
This water that we always opt to throw has
many nutrients. I learnt this from one of my
friends, who used to make rasam and gravies
with it .
Another tip I would like to include here is
that pure collected rain water is the best to
make rasam. ( idea from the same friend )
So let’s get into today’s health drink .
I am tempering this drink as I’m adding rice
You can make this without tempering if you
are using drinking water.
INGREDIENTS (serves 4-5)
1/2 cup thick curd
2 cups rice water / water
1/2 of a turmeric leaf cut fine
1 small green chilli cut( optional)
Few red onions chopped fine ( optional)
Salt to taste.
1 tsp coconut oil
A pinch of asafoetida
1/4 tsp cumin seeds / kalonji seeds
Temper the rice water with the ingredients
listed for tempering.
Add the turmeric leaf and switch off the flame
once it is hot .
Whisk the curd with salt,add green chillies and
mix into the tempered water after it has cooled
Check for salt and serve .